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Escher on Broughton
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 836-838 Broughton Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 10
Condo units: 84 (1BR, 2BR, penthouse)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
The 10-storey Escher on Broughton condo is comprised of 84-units of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and penthouse con... (view full profile)
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[Fairfield] Escher on Broughton | 10-storeys; 29.9m | Condos | Built - completed in 2017


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#61 G-Man

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:29 PM

Nice. Based on past experience we should see the plans for his next place in about a year.

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#62 Mike K.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:29 PM

Cool thanks.

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#63 Mike K.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 11:05 AM

A sales centre will be built very soon. However, actual sales will not begin until the late summer or early fall.

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#64 Mike K.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:50 PM

A sneak peek at Escher. We hope to secure new renderings soon.

 

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#65 G-Man

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:53 PM

You forgot the "and improved." In your statement about new renderings. That front part is fugly.
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#66 AllseeingEye

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:00 PM

Oy...that is borderline nasty; hopefully you merely forgot in addition to tag on ":artist's impression" or something similar Mike. I'll never figure out the predilection and love affair in Victoria with short, fat, squat and wide buildings. Hope this is, as they say, 'ear'y days' yet and that this one evolves into something (a lot) nicer.



#67 Nparker

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:06 PM

It just needs some red brick then it will be perfect  :P



#68 jonny

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:11 PM

That is atrocious! Wow, I'm shocked Chard would approve of that design. Maybe it will grow on me, but my initial reaction is definitely not positive.

 

Is that yellow brick I see or plywood siding?

 

I found these on Chard's website.

 

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#69 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:39 AM

Anyone else see this as an homage to the court house? I think it might be the top floor that triggers this association in my mind. In no way is this a complimentary comparison. The street level frontage looks dark and unfriendly.



#70 G-Man

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:54 AM

The render Jonny posted looks marginally better. I am not sure what it is but to me the front part looks like all of the 1960 four storey walk-up rentals in the city. It needs to be much better. I am happy to see what looks like residential on the ground floor as that is what should be there on this street.

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#71 Mike K.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:58 AM

Here are the newly updated renderings for Escher.

 

The sales centre for the project will be open on July 12th in The Sovereign on Broughton Street (between Government and Broad streets).

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:10 AM

The ground level kind of sucks but it's not like this is a busy retail street.  A townhouse treatment with tiny front gardens might have worked out better, and not such a set-back cavernous lobby entry.


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#73 gumgum

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:12 AM

I like it. Don't mind the frontage at all. It's what works for the area.
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#74 Mike K.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:16 AM

I like it too. The initial renderings left a lot of questions unanswered but this latest update sheds a whole new light on the project.

 

The planters in front of the retail component I'm not really a fan of, though. It would be nice not to have to break up the sidewalk and commercial "patio" space like that.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:30 AM

I like it.  Planters and all.


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#76 G-Man

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:23 AM

Yes it is certainly better than the last rendering. I agree townhouses would have been better.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:12 AM

Well that certainly looks a lot better than the previous renderings we saw!

 

I really like both the parking garage and the pedestrian entry ways.

 

I don't mind the planters because this is a pretty quiet street.


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#78 MarkoJ

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:55 AM

Looks good.  It will be interesting to compare Era pricing versus the Escher.


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#79 Mike K.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:08 PM

Escher starts at $220k.


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#80 MarkoJ

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

Escher starts at $220k.

 

Doesn't give me a lot to work with :)


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